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Dates and Deadlines

The table below contains important dates and deadlines to help guide you in the process of applying to UC Santa Barbara and, once admitted, preparing for college life. For a general timeline of how to prepare for the college admission process in high school or at your community college, visit our Applying page.

 Deadline  Freshman or Transfer  Step to Enrollment
August 1 Freshman/Transfer Create a UC application
September 1-30
Submit TAG application
November 1-30
Submit UC application
December Freshman Last month to complete SAT or ACT exams
January 1
Access the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
January 15-31 Transfer
Update UC application with fall grades/spring coursework
March 2
Submit FAFSA
March 2
Submit Cal Grant GPA Verification Form (California residents only)
Freshman View admission notification
Transfer View admission notification
April Freshman/Transfer Attend UCSB's Open House
Transfer Attend a Gaucho Transfer Friday or Gaucho Online Transfer Tuesday event
May 1
Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
Mid-May Freshman/Transfer Register for orientation
May 15
Freshman Submit housing reservation
June 1
Submit Statement of Intent to Register (SIR)
June 3-15
Transfer Submit housing contract
July 1
Freshman/Transfer Submit transcripts
July 15
Freshman/Transfer Submit official test scores (AP, IB, SAT, ACT, TOEFL and subject exams)
 Year round  Freshman/Transfer
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